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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #20 on: 24 Dec 2008, 09:11 »
Someone here in this thread had mentioned something about someone making around 100 games a year, for some kind of competition or for school perhaps?  But the guys ended up not finishing them.

mhhhhhhh, not really games ( but game mechanics), maybe it is this

http://www.squidi.net/three/thumbs.php?set=1

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« Reply #21 on: 24 Dec 2008, 13:48 »
No one human can make 100 games in a year.  Not half decent ones anyway, and not without recycling the material over and over again... in which case it's 100 parts of one game.

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« Reply #22 on: 24 Dec 2008, 16:22 »
Thanks Bici.
Damn this thread IS useful. :P

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« Reply #23 on: 24 Dec 2008, 16:38 »
Damn this thread IS useful. :P

Nobody's given me an answer to my original question yet :-(
Somebody else must remember, surely?

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« Reply #24 on: 24 Dec 2008, 16:43 »
My unanswered mystery of all time:

Is nerve impulse physical? I mean, is it an electric, bioelectric, anything material we could capture or transfer?
If so, can we redirect nerve impulse into something else? Like a wire? Third string of nerves, like animal ones?
I know that if you lose a finger, it can be sewn back and nerves too. So, it's likely. Why havent anyone then thought about...

-- Is is possible to connect nerves of two people so if one gets hammered onto toe, another one yells?

Also, another big riddle is - where could I actually get answers to questions like this? I mean, apart from having physics/anatomy/whatever professor as a friend? Internet might have everything, but sometimes seems to lack very basic knowledge of scientific progress. Wikipedia/howstuffworks/etc well-known sites are brief and other sites are either well hidden or non-existing.

Kind of sad that the flagship of information age can satisfy any crazy request for porn, but not knowledge...  >:(

it is a chemical process,every cell i think has i think its positive and negative side(electrodes) it is the same one used as electricity but it is so small that even if we could capture i think there would be no great help of that

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« Reply #25 on: 25 Dec 2008, 22:51 »
Ok, I would like to know why does the ground cool first in the evening before the air does and respectively, why does the ground warm first in the morning, then the air.

Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #26 on: 26 Dec 2008, 05:11 »
Ok, I would like to know why does the ground cool first in the evening before the air does
For the same reason the ground warms first in the morning before the air does.

and respectively, why does the ground warm first in the morning, then the air.
For the same reason the ground cools first in the evening before the air does.

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« Reply #27 on: 26 Dec 2008, 10:12 »
Oh, shame on me, shame on me, how dumb I am!  :-[

....but really why?

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« Reply #28 on: 27 Dec 2008, 23:45 »
AGS Related:

Why does CTRL+V display version information (while game is playing) even though I disabled the code:
Code: Adventure Game Studio
  1. if (keycode==22) Debug(1,0); // Ctrl-V, version
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Only curious.

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« Reply #29 on: 28 Dec 2008, 00:39 »
Ok, I would like to know why does the ground cool first in the evening before the air does and respectively, why does the ground warm first in the morning, then the air.

without doing any research into the matter I would guess that the ground retains the heat of the day and lets it off into the air at night which keeps the air warm but the ground gets cooler as it releases it's heat?

Maybe? I dunno?
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« Reply #30 on: 28 Dec 2008, 01:05 »
That would be possible, but in reverse? It works in both ways, so air should be then capable of transferring the heat to the ground, which is practically the opposite (?) I don't know.

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« Reply #31 on: 28 Dec 2008, 03:12 »
Air wouldn't hold heat as well as something solid like rock. So the rock gives the heat off at night and then absorbs it in the day while the heat is just dissipating in the air and not being absorbed, I don't know.

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« Reply #32 on: 28 Dec 2008, 05:14 »
Different materials have different heat transfer rate. Try, during day, to touch a stone and then on a piece of iron that were both laid out in broad sunlight, in the same place. Both materials have the same temperature, but iron can transfer heat to your hand at a much faster rate, therefore giving you the illusion that it's hotter.

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« Reply #33 on: 28 Dec 2008, 10:11 »
A-ha. So in the evening the ground transfers its heat to the air and thus cools first while in the morning it heats up first and then transfers the heat to the colder air. That makes sense.

So the whole thing can be about the fact that ground is giving away/absorbing heat much more rapidly than air?

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« Reply #34 on: 28 Dec 2008, 16:35 »
So my newest roommate gave me a computer which I've been greatly enjoying. However there is one slight problem that's been bugging me. On a seemingly random basis, the entire screen just goes black for a second or two.

The monitor he's given me is quite old...so I think it may just be dying of antiquity. However I'm not entirely certain the drivers that Microsoft has installed are exactly right either. I tried installing graphics drivers and the problem persisted...but the bottom line is that drivers are a lot cheaper (FREE*) than a new monitor.

Also I wouldn't want to go and buy a new monitor just to keep having the same problem if it's not the hardware. :-\
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« Reply #35 on: 28 Dec 2008, 16:44 »
I have also been having the same problem: I got a new PC, but am using an old monitor (that has been on the top of a shelf collecting dust for some time now). Recently it has started having a similar problem. Every once in a while, it gives this weird *click* noise, goes off for half a second, then comes back on. When it happens, it happens in clusters...like it may happen 10 times in 5 minutes, then the entire day (like today), it has no problem at all.
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« Reply #36 on: 28 Dec 2008, 16:51 »
I'm really leaning towards hardware...but it's using a generic driver determined by M$ at the moment....so I have my doubts. 8)

But yes, that's it precisely...sometimes it happens multiple times in a row all at once, other times it won't happen for a while...just kind of sporadically.
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« Reply #37 on: 28 Dec 2008, 19:53 »
Bad drivers usually give you only weird graphic artifacts in games. I would say this is not a driver problem and I would bet that the monitor's faulty. But to be certain, I would borrow a monitor if possible, to try out if the problem persists.

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« Reply #38 on: 29 Dec 2008, 07:41 »
In fact, as lots of hardware behaviour can now be controlled with software configurations, so sometimes graphics driver can affect the card and even the monitor.

For monitors blacking out it's possible that the driver set to a mode that the monitor cannot handle (invalid resolutions or refresh rates) for some split seconds.

I remembered someone discussing one previous Nvidia official driver version can in fact cause permanent damage to the graphic card (as you can control overclocking, etc. hardware features with software) due to overheating of the chip. It's also not surprising that faulty drivers may damage a monitor (especially analog CRTs) by outputting "bad" signals.

I agree that for safety you may try testing with another display first. If the problem persists try upgrading (or downgrading) the drivers and see if it makes a difference.

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« Reply #39 on: 29 Dec 2008, 16:52 »
@Babar:  The monitor in question is a CRT is it not?  If so the clicking sound you hear may be the high voltage electrode arcing across the outside of the picture tube.  This can usually be corrected by just cleaning the outside of the tube around the high voltage electrode with glass cleaner soap and water.  Use something that does not leave a residue.     

@monkey:  This could also be your problem but you made no mention of the tell tale arcing  sound.  It could also be that the high voltage electronics are failing, in which case you will need to replace the monitor.